Saturday, March 08, 2008

winter scenes from today ...

thank you for praying for leo ... the latter part of this week has been way better then the beginning was!

and the verse i shared with you in the previous post - met me again today ... i had forgotten that i had made a little summer scene scipture message - with Romans 12:12
click here - so i will try to continue joyful in hope, patient in affliction and faithful in prayer ...

winter continues here in manitoba ... though today was a lovely day for a walk ... and since there was an ice-fishing derby taking place in town, i thought i would share some of the scenes of the day with you!

here is a ski plane that dropped in to do some fishing ... *smile* ...

there was a real good group of fishermen out at the derby ... i stitched 3 pictures together, and still didn't get the complete crowd of folk! days like this are always a boost to the local economy ... we live in cottage country and i'm thinking that the winters can be difficult for the local merchants ... days like this, when the town is teaming with people, are heaven sent for the stores and restaurants!


but we all long for spring to arrive ... when the beaches and parks are filled with folks, enjoying a warmer and more hospitable climate!

do you think "patient in afflication" applies to the length of our winters? *grin* ... blessings on your weekend!

Hope is that thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops... at all. ~Emily Dickinson

9 comments:

daisydreamer said...

Looking forward to spring here, too.

Many blessings to you too!

Mari said...

I think winter can count as an afflicition! It does make us appreciate the nice weather though, doesn't it? You really did have a lot of fishermmen there!

Jammie J. said...

I'm glad the end of the week was better than the beginning for you and Leo. It's hard to feel pulled in different directions. Lovely pictures, as always, thank you for sharing them. (hugs)

Cathy said...

Yes, it applies, Saija. lol I posted a devotional about Tribulation today. Surely Spring will be here soon!

Pat said...

In my mind, it's truly an affliction!!
You always give us a ray of sunshine to warm our souls - even if it feels like winter will never leave!

Mimi said...

somehow I think you bloggers who are in the deep snow country really appreciate spring more than those of us who never really have any winter...
the heaviest article of clothing I have worn this winter is a sweater...
I am not bragging by any means...I am just stating a fact that I'm afraid we don't appreciate spring like we should...
I do love to see the pictures of your snow and ice fishing... trying to decide if I would like to experience it first hand...hmmmm I think I will just sit here in the sunshine and enjoy the pictures....
enjoy the week...
love,'
Mimi

Anonymous said...

Glad Leo is better...and that you can breathe a bit easier too! Lovely photos as usual...while snow is tiresome I am sure...sometimes we wish we had a bit here.

Blessings on you both!
Elizabeth

Amrita said...

lovely photos. The same goes for our summers.

Saija said...

weather really affects us all, doesn't it? whether it's too hot, too cold or too damp! which will make heaven a wonderful place to be - i hear it is completely climate controlled by the Lord! :o) ya!